Can Cake Mix Go Bad/expire?

Decorating By SweetBe Updated 11 Dec 2006 , 4:46pm by kjgjam22

SweetBe Posted 10 Dec 2006 , 8:33pm
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icon_cry.gif I had stocked up on my cake mixes last year when there was a big sale, I wasn't watching and rotating my stock as closely as I thought, I have 5 boxes of cake mix that says use by October 2006. Do cake mixes go bad? Or can I still use these?
THANKS! for any replys! icon_biggrin.gif

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beachcakes Posted 10 Dec 2006 , 9:27pm
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Hmmm. I don't know if there's anytihng in the mix that will "go bad", but chances are they won't rise as well as they normally would. here's a bump...

SweetBe Posted 10 Dec 2006 , 9:44pm
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thumbs_up.gif Thanks, I was thinking as using them as a cookie base.

nglez09 Posted 10 Dec 2006 , 9:50pm
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I think you'll be fine.

I don't believe cake mix ever expires. It just isn't as good for baking after the date on the box, hence, "best if used by".

Kayakado Posted 11 Dec 2006 , 2:00pm
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If it has baking soda in it - that can go bad. If you cake won't rise that may be the problem. You can add fresh baking soda but be careful - too much could effect the taste.

kjgjam22 Posted 11 Dec 2006 , 4:46pm
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the only way to tell is to bake dad and i had one for a while and it didnt bake well at all...trashed it....but then we found another and it was it depends.

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